Boycott Apple – Really?

Apple, the computer giant whose sleek products have become a mainstay of modern life, is dealing with a public relations disaster and the threat of calls for a boycott of its iPhones and iPad.

via Apple hit by boycott call over worker abuses in China | Technology | The Observer.

Two Important things to note about this ‘bogus-ness’:

A) Foxconn make lots and lots of consumer electronics for practically every company on this earth. Xbox or PS3 yup that’s them.

B) Apple, has been extraordinarily transparent about its manufacturing record. But, rules and expectations do not translate from one country to another.

“If you add up all the workers who have died to build your iPhone or iPad, the number is shockingly high,”  – Peter Cohan : Forbes

Finally, if your going to write sound-bites, at least have the decency to give the number or cite the source.

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